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How does the immune system help to heal a broken bone

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Very important: Inflammation is a major step in the healing process for a fracture. A healthy immune system is required to create a healing response through inflamma... Read More

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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Rheumatoogy: Would suggest starting with your Primary care in order to get a sense of what is going on. If significant findings, a rheumatologist might be needed.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Bone marrow: Makes blood cellualr element: red cells, white cells, platelets. Immunity is provided by lymphocytes that either are activated directly, or specializ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
No: No, not by biopsy. A biopsy means simply taking a very small sample of the bone marrow. Nothing that is significant enough to suppress immune functi... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Bone marrow: It is a tough procedure to receive. Your body is still recovering from all therapy you received in the past. Perhaps your WBC are still low too- that... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hanna
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Vitamin D: Vitamin d is long been linked with healthly bone metabolism. To build a brick building you need brick, (calcium ), mortar (vitamin d ), and a mason (... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Absolutely not: Do not take advise on this topic from anyone other than a physician or a nutritionist. You are best off to see a physician who can evaluate your overa... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Yes and more: The major organs that produce cells key for the immune system are the bone marrow, spleen, lymph nodes and thymus. However, there are very active imm... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: Elevation and non-weight bearing of the foot.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
The best thing is to have: The normal well-balanced diet and keep being in good health. Do not take excessive vitamins or minerals and make sure you have a normal healthy intak... Read More

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